Chelsea vs Real Madrid Prediction, 5/5/2021 Champions League Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chelsea vs Real Madrid
Date: Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Location: Stamford Bridge in London, England
TV: CBS All Access
Odds/Point Spread: Chelsea (-100) Real Madrid (-120)
Stamford Bridge is the venue where Mason Mount and Chelsea (7-3-1 in Champions League) will play Real Madrid (6-3-2 in Champions League) on Wednesday. The goalies protecting the net will be Edouard Mendy for Chelsea and Thibaut Courtois for Real Madrid. The odds on this contest have Chelsea coming in at -100 and Real Madrid are at -120. The total opens at 2.5.
Chelsea faced off with Real Madrid in their last match and walked away with a draw with a final of 1-1. When talking about passing the ball, they earned a 89.7% rate by converting 512 out of their 571 passing targets in their last game. Chelsea attempted 31 dribbles in this outing and successfully completed 22 of those attempts for a rate of 71.0%. Regarding shot accuracy, Chelsea wrapped this game up at a 45.5% rate by putting 5 shots on target of 11 total shots. Chelsea has an average of 1.48 goals per 90 minutes (49 total goals) and have racked up 33 assists in all competitions for the year.
Mason Mount is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Chelsea. Mount has started 117 outings in his pro soccer career and he has earned 0.25 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder representing England has recorded 30 goals scored in 10,616 minutes played. He has accounted for 21 assists while tallying 12 yellow cards so far in his career. Another guy who should impact this match is Timo Werner, the forward representing Germany. He has helped on a goal 42 times so far in his career and he has scored 98 goals. Werner has totaled 17,891 mins in 202 starts and has been given 13 yellow cards. He scores 0.49 goals per 90 for his career.
The man protecting the net for Chelsea will be Edouard Mendy. Mendy has seen the pitch for 11,803 mins and is sitting with 325 saves in his career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 0.88 (115 total goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save percentage of 76.7. The goalie taking the field for Chelsea has faced 425 shots tried at him in 131 starting assignments. Mendy (43-32-23 mark during his career) has 58 shutouts, which has earned him a 44.3% shutout rate.
In their last outing, Real Madrid earned the draw by finishing with a tally of 1-1 against Chelsea. They finished the contest by connecting on 538 of the 609 pass attempts for a percentage of 88.3%. Real Madrid had a 43.8% successful dribble rate by converting 7 out of the 16 dribbles they tried. Real Madrid connected on 1 shots on target out of their 9 shots attempted which had them stting at a 11.1% clip when they last took the field. Having tallied 53 goals and 43 assists for all their matches, Real Madrid has an average of 1.61 goals and 1.30 assists per 90 min.
Karim Benzema will need to be on top of his game for Real Madrid. He is averaging 0.62 goals per 90 minutes and has started 396 outings so far in his career. The forward representing France has earned 33,913 mins while he has scored 233 goals. He has 11 yellow card cautions so far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 101 times. You should also watch out for Vinicius Junior, the forward taking the field for Real Madrid. Junior has been handed 13 yellow cards in 5,580 mins played (53 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 average in his pro soccer career is 0.24. He has earned 15 goals during his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 8 different times.
Thibaut Courtois will reside in front of the net for Real Madrid. Courtois has recorded 163 shutouts while seeing 1,181 shots tried against him in 33,294 minutes in his career. He holds a save % of 72.9 and his clean sheet rate is 43.8%. He has surrendered 0.91 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a mark of 223-79-67. So far in his pro soccer career, Courtois has conceded 336 goals and has accumulated 860 saves in 372 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Champions League game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Real Madrid (-120)
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